tropical oil


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tropical oil

n.
Any of several vegetable oils, such as coconut oil and palm oil, derived from tropical plants. Tropical oils are high in saturated fats and are used especially in soaps, candles, and cosmetics as well as in pastries and baked snacks.
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Gains in the ringgit, palm's currency of trade, usually makes the tropical oil more expensive for foreign buyers.
The tripling of areas planted with tropical oil crops since the 1990s marks the largest transformation of global food and agricultural systems since the Green Revolution.
Colombia's national oil company, Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos, was chartered in 1948 and subsequently launched in 1951 to supersede the Tropical Oil Co.
Benchmark Malaysian palm oil prices should get a boost if Indonesia soaks up more of its crude palm oil for blending into biodiesel as the country moves to B20, leaving less of the tropical oil available for exports.
Although the impact of a dry spell on oil palm trees will be felt later, rising Indian demand and fears of tight supply should drive up prices of the tropical oil.
As a further investment in Hamburg to reduce the cost of raw materials, Cargill is building a new jetty from which to unload tropical oil vessels.
This tropical oil has natural sunscreen properties and healing moisturizers and has been used by Hawaiians for centuries to protect their skin from the sun, wind and sea.
The US multinational Tropical Oil was granted the first foreign oil concession in Colombia, in Barrancabermeja, in 1916.
The Associated Press reported the story, and for the first time, Sokolof and NHS were publicly tied into the tropical oil controversy in the national media.
Palm oil slid in its last two sessions due to a strengthening ringgit, which makes the tropical oil more expensive for holders of foreign currencies and lowers demand.
That leaves benchmark palm oil futures vulnerable to a reversal after rallying 7 percent this month partly on the hope the Indonesian subsidy would boost use of the tropical oil for blending into biofuels.
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